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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
    Hard to wait isn't it? I could never have not peeked inside .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
    Hard to wait isn't it? I could never have not peeked inside .

    We now know who didn't unwrap xmas gifts ahead of time and re-wrap them..... :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
    Hard to wait isn't it? I could never have not peeked inside .

    We now know who didn't unwrap xmas gifts ahead of time and re-wrap them..... :mrgreen:
    When you do, be sure to post pictures! BTW, I would have peeked , too! :)

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    Changing the subject here!

    So, lately the news has been focusing in items made in America (which is long over due, that focus), and how many items in your house have been truely made in America. One clip showed the tv crew removing the items from the house that weren't made in America. The entire house was empty minus one very small item (which I can't remember what the item is right now).

    Well, I was looking around my house today to see what I have. I think there are just a small amount of items that would stay, but almost all other large items would go if they did that process in my house.

    Best part...Almost all my treadles would stay-minus the two machine heads made in Scotland.

    Yes, another reason to rescue these vintage beauties!
    All about saving Made in America!!

    I LOVE my treadles!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Well, anybody on this thread who refurbishes machines and is near West Chester, PA could make a real killing ... LOL! Imagine what all of those machines would sell for individually.

    There's even a 15-91 in there, which is the one I want!! Although if you look at the supersized pictures, a lot of them are pretty rusty, and most are very dirty... it would take quite a bit of work to get all of them ready to sell, I suppose.
    Do you think some of those machine's belong to someone who want's them back repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Well, anybody on this thread who refurbishes machines and is near West Chester, PA could make a real killing ... LOL! Imagine what all of those machines would sell for individually.

    There's even a 15-91 in there, which is the one I want!! Although if you look at the supersized pictures, a lot of them are pretty rusty, and most are very dirty... it would take quite a bit of work to get all of them ready to sell, I suppose.
    Do you think some of those machine's belong to someone who want's them back repaired?
    Well - for sure - nobody would want those Touch 'N Sew machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
    Hard to wait isn't it? I could never have not peeked inside .
    15 years ago??? :shock: :shock: Goodness!! Open that thing up immediately!!! LOL :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
    Hard to wait isn't it? I could never have not peeked inside .

    We now know who didn't unwrap xmas gifts ahead of time and re-wrap them..... :mrgreen:
    When you do, be sure to post pictures! BTW, I would have peeked , too! :)
    I peeked when I bought her, but never knew I could actually use her to piece my quilts til I joined this board. Then I found out I could get the model and year made by looking up the serial number. I have been procrastinating for some reason, but now that I know others want to see, I will be encouraged to get the job done.

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    Yesterday seen in the wild at local thrift shop....

    1 Japanese 15 clone - no case, no attachments - $60
    1 Singer 66, very plain, newer (like 40's maybe) - no case, no attachments - $85

    The clerk said she cannot reduce prices. I told her they are overpriced. I'll go back in a week or so to see if they reduce the prices.

    I was happily sewing away on my 301 yesterday, when DH walks in. He says "Now that you cleaned your Brother, how come you're not sewing on it?" Me..."Right now I prefer the 301 when just piecing." Him..."Oh." Gives me a kind of strange look...like, "OK, but I don't really get it". :-)

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    [quote=Dolly's sister][quote=deplaylady][quote=justtrish][quote=Up North][quote=Charlee]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly's sister

    I peeked when I bought her, but never knew I could actually use her to piece my quilts til I joined this board. Then I found out I could get the model and year made by looking up the serial number. I have been procrastinating for some reason, but now that I know others want to see, I will be encouraged to get the job done.
    Once you use a vintage machine, you will never want to go back to the plastic machines. These vintage machines ROCK!

    Clean her up with sewing oil and start using her!!!

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